Starfishes and Other Echinoderms Book Review

Of all the highly diverse groups of animals that occur on natural reefs, the echinoderms are some of the most unique but also the least represented in our home reef aquariums. We have a basic understanding of starfish, urchins, and…

Indo Pacific Corals, a New Coral ID Book by Joe Rowlett

If you’re reading this right now, chances are you love reef tanks, saltwater fish, exotic corals, and simply can’t get enough detail and information about them. If you thirst particularly for coral information, boy have we got some great news…

Download Cardinalfishes of the World by Rudie Kuiter for Free

Cardinalfish are a diverse and very numerous group of marine fish that doesn’t get nearly enough airtime in the reef aquarium hobby. Save for a few species like the pyjama and banggai cardinalfish, there’s more than 350 known species of…

Fishes: Greater Caribbean v2.0 App adds 100 species and nearly 3,000 pictures

Having a reef aquarium is one of the most expensive hobbies in the world and it seems like every product carries a reef tank tax. Thankfully, in the wide world of smartphone applications you can quickly download great resources, and…

Marine Fishes of Florida, a new book by Snyder and Burgess

There is a new book out, “Marine Fishes of Florida,” that just might be the most comprehensive book ever written detailing all the fish surrounding the state. Like any good book on marine life, it contains hundreds of photos and…

Free Book: Identification guide to common sharks and rays of the Caribbean

With avid curiosity for all things in our seas and oceans, we were intrigued to find this free book “Identification Guide to Common Sharks and Rays of the Caribbean” released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United…

New World Publications books now available in digital format

New World Publications makes some of the best identification books for identifying marine life. Their 3 volume set on Carribean Reef Fish, Reef Corals and Reef Creatures has long been the gold standard of learning about all the living things…

Revision of Acropora & Isopora, a free guide to Staghorn Corals

Coral books for diehard coral junkies like ourselves are few and far between, which is why we spend so much time digging through the scientific literature. We frequently come across new discoveries, new species, but occasionally, we come across a…

Colours of the Reef, a sprawling new book by Roger Steene

Colours of the Reef is a massive new picture book by Roger Steene that is setting new benchmarks for marine life photography. The sprawling new work consists of┬áthree volumes, with more than 7,000 pictures spread across an astounding 1,400 pages.…

Advances in Cephalopod Science, a new book to cover their biology, ecology, cultivation and fisheries

Books are getting rarer and books on Cephalopods are especially few and far between. It’s a good thing then that the new cephalopod book of the day seems to be a huge pile of information on so many different aspects…